The Book Show: October 24, 2013

Oct 24, 2013

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From Faith Middleton: Book Clubs call in, and so do individual readers, telling us which books are great reads in all categories—mystery, history, thrillers, romance, art, politics, science, biographies and memoirs.

You will also hear about Wally Lamb's new novel and get a live report from frequent contributor Roxanne Coady as she visits one of the national book conventions. (Roxanne is owner of R. J. Julia Booksellers in Madison, Ct., a frequent stop for nationally renowned writers.)

Our regular book show contributors are Roxanne Coady, Lee Jacobus, and Rose Quiello.

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Roxanne's picks:

  • Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital, Sheri Fink
  • This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral—Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!—in America's Gilded Capital, Mark Leibovich
  • Still Writing: The Pleasures and Perils of a Creative Life, Dani Shapiro

Lee's picks:

  • Night Film, Marisha Pessl
  • A Passage to India, E. M. Forster
  • The Biology of Luck, Jacob Appel

Rose's picks:

  • Dog Songs, Mary Oliver
  • The Fault in Our Stars, John Green
  • A Marker To Measure Drift, Alexander Maksik


  • Roxanne Coady - owner, R. J. Julia Booksellers
  • Lee Jacobus - author
  • Rose Quiello - professor of English, SCSU